Magnificent Garden Route
In 4 Days explore between Cape Town in the south, and East London on the Eastern Cape coast, runs an astoundingly beautiful stretch of coastline, the Garden Route, our own garden of Eden.
Day 1:Cape Town – Prince Albert
Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.
Distance travelled today: 392 kms
Overnight in Prince Albert.
Day 2: Prince Albert - Oudtshoorn
After breakfast we continue our journey through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.
Distance travelled today: 100 kms
Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner]
Day 3: Oudtshoorn - Knysna
After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting) , where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Distance travelled today: 134 kms
Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]
DAY 4 Knysna – Port Elizabeth
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 274 kms
Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
3 Breakfasts | 1 Lunches | 1 Dinner
3 Nights Accommodation
Conservation Levy and Park Fees
Sightseeing as specified
We offer 3 different accommodation options at certain hotels on the tour, which guests can choose from:
The Comfortable Option offers “standard room” types
The Cut Above Option offers accommodation in a slightly higher room category than “standard rooms”
The Premium Option offers accommodation in “superior room” types
Children 0 – 7 years are not permitted on this tour. Children 8 – 18 years pay adult rate. Guided
Tips and Gratuities
Personal items such as laundry, telephone or mobile service charges, all beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and other personal expenses
Other services not listed in includes listed above
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Airfares and Airport taxes